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[Place and type of meals consumed by adults in medium sized cities].

Carús JP, França GV, Barros AJ - Rev Saude Publica (2014)

Bottom Line: Individuals eating out of home were mostly male, young and highly educated.The occupational categories that ate at restaurants more often were trade workers, businessmen, teachers and graduate professionals.Despite the changes in eating patterns described in Brazil in recent years, residents of medium-sized towns still mostly eat at home, consuming homemade food.

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Objective: To describe the meals consumed by adults living in a midsize city in the South of Brazil, according to the place and preparation.

Methods: A population-based cross-sectional study was conducted in Pelotas, Southern Brazil, in 2012. The two-stage sampling design used the 2010 census tracts as primary sampling units. Data were collected on the place of meals (at home or out) and on the kind of preparations consumed at home (homemade, snacks, take away food) covering the two days prior to the interview, using a standardized questionnaire.

Results: The study included 2,927 adults, of which 59.0% were female, 60.0% were below 50 years of age and 58.0% were in work. Data were collected on 11,581 meals consumed on the two days preceding the interview, 25.0% were consumed outside of the home at lunchtime, and 10.0% at dinnertime. Considering home meals, most participants reported eating food prepared at home at both lunch and dinner. The majority of out-of-home meals (64.0% for lunch and 61.0% for dinner) were consumed in the work place, mostly based on food prepared at home. Individuals eating out of home were mostly male, young and highly educated. The occupational categories that ate at restaurants more often were trade workers, businessmen, teachers and graduate professionals.

Conclusions: Despite the changes in eating patterns described in Brazil in recent years, residents of medium-sized towns still mostly eat at home, consuming homemade food.

Objective: To describe the meals consumed by adults living in a midsize city in the South of Brazil, according to the place and preparation.

Methods: A population-based cross-sectional study was conducted in Pelotas, Southern Brazil, in 2012. The two-stage sampling design used the 2010 census tracts as primary sampling units. Data were collected on the place of meals (at home or out) and on the kind of preparations consumed at home (homemade, snacks, take away food) covering the two days prior to the interview, using a standardized questionnaire.

Results: The study included 2,927 adults, of which 59.0% were female, 60.0% were below 50 years of age and 58.0% were in work. Data were collected on 11,581 meals consumed on the two days preceding the interview, 25.0% were consumed outside of the home at lunchtime, and 10.0% at dinnertime. Considering home meals, most participants reported eating food prepared at home at both lunch and dinner. The majority of out-of-home meals (64.0% for lunch and 61.0% for dinner) were consumed in the work place, mostly based on food prepared at home. Individuals eating out of home were mostly male, young and highly educated. The occupational categories that ate at restaurants more often were trade workers, businessmen, teachers and graduate professionals.

Conclusions: Despite the changes in eating patterns described in Brazil in recent years, residents of medium-sized towns still mostly eat at home, consuming homemade food.

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Location and type of meal according to occupation. Pelotas, RS, SouthernBrazil, 2012. (lunch: N = 5,791; dinner: N = 5,699)
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f01: Location and type of meal according to occupation. Pelotas, RS, SouthernBrazil, 2012. (lunch: N = 5,791; dinner: N = 5,699)

Mentions: The Figure characterizes meals eaten at homeand eaten out, according to occupation groups. Eating lunch at home was most commonin all groups, with the highest proportion for those who did not work. Groups ofdomestic employees, general services and industrial services had the highestfrequency of eating lunch at work or in another place. Teachers, higher levelprofessionals and business men or commerce workers, on the other hand, had thehighest percentages of eating in pay-by-weight restaurants. Concerning dinner, therewas a large predominance, in all categories, of eating at home, with a greater shareof snacks prepared at home, compared with lunchtime.


[Place and type of meals consumed by adults in medium sized cities].

Carús JP, França GV, Barros AJ - Rev Saude Publica (2014)

Location and type of meal according to occupation. Pelotas, RS, SouthernBrazil, 2012. (lunch: N = 5,791; dinner: N = 5,699)
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4206124&req=5

f01: Location and type of meal according to occupation. Pelotas, RS, SouthernBrazil, 2012. (lunch: N = 5,791; dinner: N = 5,699)
Mentions: The Figure characterizes meals eaten at homeand eaten out, according to occupation groups. Eating lunch at home was most commonin all groups, with the highest proportion for those who did not work. Groups ofdomestic employees, general services and industrial services had the highestfrequency of eating lunch at work or in another place. Teachers, higher levelprofessionals and business men or commerce workers, on the other hand, had thehighest percentages of eating in pay-by-weight restaurants. Concerning dinner, therewas a large predominance, in all categories, of eating at home, with a greater shareof snacks prepared at home, compared with lunchtime.

Bottom Line: Individuals eating out of home were mostly male, young and highly educated.The occupational categories that ate at restaurants more often were trade workers, businessmen, teachers and graduate professionals.Despite the changes in eating patterns described in Brazil in recent years, residents of medium-sized towns still mostly eat at home, consuming homemade food.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

ABSTRACT

Objective: To describe the meals consumed by adults living in a midsize city in the South of Brazil, according to the place and preparation.

Methods: A population-based cross-sectional study was conducted in Pelotas, Southern Brazil, in 2012. The two-stage sampling design used the 2010 census tracts as primary sampling units. Data were collected on the place of meals (at home or out) and on the kind of preparations consumed at home (homemade, snacks, take away food) covering the two days prior to the interview, using a standardized questionnaire.

Results: The study included 2,927 adults, of which 59.0% were female, 60.0% were below 50 years of age and 58.0% were in work. Data were collected on 11,581 meals consumed on the two days preceding the interview, 25.0% were consumed outside of the home at lunchtime, and 10.0% at dinnertime. Considering home meals, most participants reported eating food prepared at home at both lunch and dinner. The majority of out-of-home meals (64.0% for lunch and 61.0% for dinner) were consumed in the work place, mostly based on food prepared at home. Individuals eating out of home were mostly male, young and highly educated. The occupational categories that ate at restaurants more often were trade workers, businessmen, teachers and graduate professionals.

Conclusions: Despite the changes in eating patterns described in Brazil in recent years, residents of medium-sized towns still mostly eat at home, consuming homemade food.

Objective: To describe the meals consumed by adults living in a midsize city in the South of Brazil, according to the place and preparation.

Methods: A population-based cross-sectional study was conducted in Pelotas, Southern Brazil, in 2012. The two-stage sampling design used the 2010 census tracts as primary sampling units. Data were collected on the place of meals (at home or out) and on the kind of preparations consumed at home (homemade, snacks, take away food) covering the two days prior to the interview, using a standardized questionnaire.

Results: The study included 2,927 adults, of which 59.0% were female, 60.0% were below 50 years of age and 58.0% were in work. Data were collected on 11,581 meals consumed on the two days preceding the interview, 25.0% were consumed outside of the home at lunchtime, and 10.0% at dinnertime. Considering home meals, most participants reported eating food prepared at home at both lunch and dinner. The majority of out-of-home meals (64.0% for lunch and 61.0% for dinner) were consumed in the work place, mostly based on food prepared at home. Individuals eating out of home were mostly male, young and highly educated. The occupational categories that ate at restaurants more often were trade workers, businessmen, teachers and graduate professionals.

Conclusions: Despite the changes in eating patterns described in Brazil in recent years, residents of medium-sized towns still mostly eat at home, consuming homemade food.

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